Meet the Administration Team


Dr. Dustin Dykes, Principal

The Houston County Board of Education appointed Dr. Dustin Dykes as the next principal of Northside High School on May 29, 2023. Prior to joining the Eagle family, Dr. Dykes served as the principal of Northside Middle School.

“I would like to thank Dr. Scott, the Board of Education, and our Executive Cabinet for this opportunity,” said Dr. Dykes. “As a Northside alumni, this is a true homecoming, and I’m excited to get to work for these students and this community. Northside is a special place, and I look forward to rejoining the tradition, family, and excellence. It’s great to be a Northside Eagle!”

Dr. Dykes has worked in the Houston County School District for 20 years. Prior to joining Northside Middle School, he served as an Assistant Principal at Thomson Middle School for 11 years. He also worked at Northside High School as an intervention support specialist, teacher and coach.

After graduating from Northside High School, Dr. Dykes attended Georgia Southern University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education. He also attended Georgia College & State University, where he received a Master of Education and a Specialist in Educational Leadership. He later earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.

He and his wife, Jenny, have two children who attend school in the District.


Heather Burley, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Heather Burley, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Heather Burley is a native of Henderson Georgia.  She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education in Social Science and a Masters of Curriculum & Instruction. 

Mrs. Burley has been an educator for twenty-one years as a Social Studies teacher.  During that time, she has taught in Calhoun, Dekalb, Peach, and Macon counties.  The last five have been at Northside High School.  During her tenure as a teacher she served as department chair, course team leader, cheerleading coach, track coach, homecoming coordinator, and black history program coordinator. She believes that learning is infinite. A person never stops learning. There are always new skills to acquire and more information to absorb. 

Mrs. Burley has been married to William Burley since 2003.   They have twin boys who are entering their junior year of high school.   All of her extra time is spent at church, watching football, basketball and any other activity her children participate in. 

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Mrs. Jenny Gutshall, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Jenny Gutshall is a native of Mississippi and has been in Warner Robins, Georgia since 1998. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she earned her bachelor's degree in biology. She has her master's degree and is currently pursuing her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Piedmont University.  

An educator of twenty-five years in Houston County, she has had the pleasure of teaching science at Northside High School, Mossy Creek Middle School, and Houston County High School to students in grades six through twelve. She has held various roles at both the middle and high school levels including cheerleading coach, team lead, science department chair, PLC lead teacher, and teacher support coach. She most recently has served as the science instructional specialist for eight schools in Houston County, supporting teachers with best practices and student success in science. She is excited about the opportunity to return to the Northside High School community as the assistant principal of instruction.  

She has been married for 25 years to her husband, Brian, and they have two sons, Caleb and Bryson.  

Mark Jones

Mr. Mark Jones, Assistant Principal

Mr. Mark Jones joined the Northside faculty in 2023.  He began teaching in 2004 and most recently taught eighth grade Georgia History at Northside Middle. He is a proud graduate of Northside High School.  He received his Associate's degree from Georgia Military College, his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Georgia College and State University, and his Specialist's degree from Georgia Southwestern.  

Mr. Jones has also been a football and basketball coach and enjoys all sports.  In his free time, he enjoys any endeavor that includes spending time with his family.

Terrell Lane

Mr. Terrell Lane, Assistant Principal

Mr. Lane is a native of Haynesville, Georgia.  He began his career at Westside Elementary School in 2012 as a first grade teacher.  He has a passion for Houston County students because he attended Perry Elementary, Kings Chapel Elementary, Perry Middle School, and he is a graduate of Perry High School (Class of 2006).  Upon graduation he obtained his B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the UNSINKABLE ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY.  He later completed his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership.  He is now a doctoral candidate at Nova Southeastern University.  During his career he has been a teacher, instructional coach, and 9th Grade Academy Coordinator.  He is married to Dynasty, and they have three amazing children (Makayla, Ariel, and Kingston).  He firmly believes that children achieve more when they learn for you and not from you.
Charles Myers, Assistant Principal

Mr. Charles Myers, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director

Mr. Charles Myers is a North Carolina native but has lived in Georgia for the past 33 years. He began his career as a middle school English and Social Studies teacher at Georgia Military College Prep School and served as an elementary school assistant principal, elementary school principal, and high school principal. He believes all of us are lifelong learners and encourages students to always maximize their potential in all they do. Mr. Myers is a proud alumnus of Georgia College and State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education and was the founding president of the Collegiate Middle Level Association. He also received his Master's and Specialist degrees in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership at Columbus State University. Mr. Myers and his wife Lisa have three sons, Chip, Dylan, and Kevin.
Dr. Tamica Sneed, Assistant Principal

Dr. Tamica Sneed, Assistant Principal

Dr. Tamica A. Sneed is a native of Eatonton, GA. She is an alumnus of Fort Valley State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Business Management, a minor in Health and Physical Education, and won championships on the women's basketball team.  She earned a Master of Business Administration from South University in Savannah, GA and later earned a Doctor of Business Administration from Argosy University-Atlanta. In 2021, she obtained Leadership Certification from Kennesaw State University. 
Dr. Sneed joined the Northside Family in 2021 and is excited to be an Eagle. She is a former GHSA State Champion and Homecoming Queen of the Putnam County War Eagles. She resides with her husband and son. Her hobbies include music, church, photography, sports, writing, and spending time with family.
Her previous teaching and coaching experiences include stints at Weaver Middle, Lamar County High, and Peach County High, where she taught both Business Ed. and Health / Phys. Ed. She has been a part of several championship teams as a player and coach. 
Dr. Sneed is excited about education and believes that all students can learn, once they are taught how to learn. "Once you learn to comprehend what you read, you will be forever free."